Posted by: wrmcnutt | December 17, 2010

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is NOT A Military Policy.

I did not know that.

“Don’t ask, don’t tell” is not “the military’s policy.” It is a federal law, 10 U.S.C. Sec. 654. DADT was imposed on the military by Congress.

Hat tip to Powerline.

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  1. What the media has so conveniently left out all this time was what the previous policy was. Granted, it was left to each branch to determine their own policy, so I can only speak for the Army.

    There was one question on the application. If you answer in the affirmative, you were not automatically denyed acceptance. I have personal knowledge of an officer who served in Korea that was threatened with being “outed” if he did not divulge classified information (well, it doesn’t matter, but I know what he was asked for) of some importance. He simply told the operative that the military knew about it since he first walked into the recruiter’s office. While they verified his claim, he properly reported the contact. The soldier continued his career, and the spy will not likely see the light of day, but filtered through the bars of a Korean prison. What they sought in the interview was the truth. If you don’t lie, nobody can hold a lie over your head, and bend you to their will. Funny how stuff like that never makes the papers in the States… 😦

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